Proverbs 3:1-12 (New International Version)

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1 My son,1 do not forget my teaching,2 but keep my commands in your heart, 2 for they will prolong your life many years3 and bring you prosperity.4 3 Let love and faithfulness5 never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.6 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.7 5 Trust in the LORD8 with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths9 straight.a10 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;11 fear the LORD12 and shun evil.13 8 This will bring health to your body14 and nourishment to your bones.15 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits16 of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled17 to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.18 11 My son,19 do not despise the LORD's discipline20 and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,21 as a fatherb the son he delights in.22
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